www.PopcornandPolitics.com Erick Allen learned from his parents that faith without good deeds falls short. Erick’s father, a retired CME pastor, volunteered as a poll worker and worked to register people of color to vote. His mother was a beloved...
Erick Allen learned from his parents that faith without good deeds falls short. Erick’s father, a retired CME pastor, volunteered as a poll worker and worked to register people of color to vote. His mother was a beloved public school teacher for over 30 years - shaping the hearts and minds of countless young people. On weekends, Erick would join his grandmother as a volunteer at the Red Cross and continue learning about the value of public service.
In 2018, Cobb County voters sent Erick to the state Capitol to continue his advocacy on behalf of small business owners, working families and healthcare access. In addition to healthcare, Representative Allen has been an advocate for environmental justice and a check on Republican attempts to make voting more difficult for people of color. He formed the bipartisan Legislative Working Group on Addiction and Recovery, only the 2nd such caucus in the country, to reduce the stigma of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. He then went on to represent Cobb County as the Chair of the Cobb Legislative Delegation.
In his time running for office and since representing the 40th district, Erick advocates for families and small businesses with both his voting record and his commitment to community involvement.
Even before COVID, Georgia families were struggling unnecessarily because of politicians who care more about their own ego and ambition than the issues that affect everyday Georgians.
Erick’s decision to run for Lieutenant Governor is a natural next step. He not only understands the legislative process, he understands the needs of Georgians and is willing to go the distance to work on their behalf. As he answers the call to service, he knows that the needs of Georgians are complex, nuanced, and individualistic, not a space for partisan games.
Erick Allen is excited, qualified, and prepared to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.